Working Hand-in-Hand with Developing Nations
The Marx Group International Transparency
Advisors work hand-in-hand with national, provincial and municipal operating agency officials
to create processes and controls that reflect local customs and adhere to national laws and regulations while
aligning with international best practices. This in-country context is critical to local ownership of the
The Marx Group consultant teams consist of experts
in acquisition and procurement, transparency, anti-corruption, process controls, finance, business process
engineering, regulatory development and global investment.
The Marx Group transparency model supports the
principles and criteria of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) which sets a global standard
for transparency in oil, gas and mining. While EITI focuses primarily on post-award financial transparency and
accountability of funds, The Marx Group transparency model encompasses a broader context and includes the openness
of all activities beginning with tender planning and extending to award of contracts and subsequent program
Importantly, the Marx Group transparency model
includes independent validation that demonstrates adherence to the transparency processes and standards employed by
the national government or operating agencies involved.
--Working closely with Afghanistan's Minister of Mines and
Dear Don and
On Monday the Cabinet is going to approve
the negotiated draft contract of Amu Darya Oil Basin and will authorize the Ministry of Mines and
Petroleum to sign the contract with the winning bidder. At this stage we will be very keen to refer
to your assessment of the process in order to make sure that the process has been transparent and
has been in line not just with our Hydrocarbons Law but also in line with international good
practices. This approach will give us and the people in the country high degree of confidence that
the contracts for their resources have been handled in a very transparent and efficient manner.
Therefore your report will be very useful in this direction. As we spoke last time, the findings of
your assessment will not be limited for the Amu Darya process but it will also be used as a guiding
principle for future tenders as well.
Warm regards, Wahidullah
Minister of Mines and Petroleum